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Food Fun

by Kathleen Costa
& Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens



Several popular Gemma Halliday Publishing authors have gathered together to write books in a series with the same tropical setting…Aloha Lagoon Resort nestled on the coast of Kauai.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kirsten Weiss



In a sugar-fueled bout of optimism, Valentine Harris doubled the staff of her new California coastal Pie Town shop. The future of her business depends on landing Silicon Valley’s Bar X as a client, with the first step being the pies she and her piecrust specialist Charlene McCree are providing for the Old West ghost town’s pie-eating competition.

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by Evelyne Vivies


Barrelhouse Brewery is a rogue, dynamic, small business created by young entrepreneurs who started making craft beer in their garage five years ago.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Jenn McKinlay



It seems like it’s been a long time coming, but best friends Angie DeLaura and Tate Harper are finally getting married. Not only are they now business partners franchising Scottsdale’s Fairy Tale Cupcakes, but together with Melanie Cooper they have shared a love for movies and food since childhood.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Last month, The Great Food Search brought you milkshakes, but this month, we bring you—
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Yes, more milkshakes!

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 more mysteries from Kensington authors for your summer reading fun, with cats, dogs, antiques and food-Antiques Wanted: A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan, The Uninvited Corpse: A Food Blogger Mystery by Debra Sennefelder, and The Bengal Identity: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle



Shot in the Dark is the latest Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle. This is one of my favorite series and I am always excited when there is a new one out.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Devon Delaney



Sherry Frazzelle is working part-time for her dad, entering cooking contests, and learning to live alone after splitting from her lawyer husband. The latest contest is for home cooks, sponsored by OrgaNicks. Sherry’s sister Marla is a finalist, too.

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by Sandra Murphy



Ready for some spicy chili? Broken Boot, Texas, is the place to go. It’s the first chili cook-off but the plans are in place and it looks to be a great success. The contestants are getting set up and tourist are arriving for free samples and all the dancing.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Milk Shakes—The Pursuit Begins
What do you want on a hot summer’s day in April? What do you expect in the Valley? Ice cream.
What do you want if you want a LOT of ice cream? A milk shake.

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by Doward Wilson


The old bus station stands in silent rebuke to an unsolved thirty-year-old murder! Sallie Thurgood was working alone in her T-Shirt shop in the bus depot, when she was brutally murdered! Was it her husband, her supposed boyfriend, a stranger, or someone else?

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Hi-Top Coffee: The Buzz of the Tower

IN THE April 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andLorie Lewis Ham
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham


For the last several months, I have been hearing a lot of buzz about a new coffee shop in the Tower District in Fresno, so I decided to check it out! When I was in the Tower for the Rogue Festival last month, I stopped in at Hi-Top Coffee, not once but twice!

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by Cynthia Chow



Food mysteries seem to be very popular and many include recipes! Here are a few more new ones for your mystery and foodie fun-Lord of the Pies: A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery by Nell Hampton, Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien, Murder with a Cherry on Top: A Lickety Splits Mystery by Cynthia Baxter, and Playing with Bonbon Fire: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James.

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by Kathleen Costa


First published in September 2013 with very clever alliterative titles, Kathi Daley’s Zoe Donovan Mystery series has become one of her most popular with fans and newbies rating her twenty-eight books an average of 4.75 stars.

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